On May 28, 2009, at 4:09 PM, Rimantas Liubertas wrote:

>> Okay then, remove "assuage their doubts" and replace it with "pull  
>> the
>> teeth of their arguments." It's hard to argue against something  
>> that's
>> completely optional. You can say that syntactic indentation is worse
>> than 'end' until you're blue in the face, but how do you say that
>> having choices is worse than not having them?
>
> Because it confuses. And having confusion about significance of
> the whitespace in a programming language is a VERY bad thing
> to have.

Would you be in favor of forcing the use of parentheses for functions  
and semicolons at the end of lines instead of significant white space?